Tue, 28/04/2009 - 10:16
Hannah MacDonald, senior publishing director at Ebury, has been hired by HarperCollins to run its Collins imprint.
She starts on 6th July and will head up the imprint after it is incorporated into the non-fiction wing of the business. MacDonald will report to Belinda Budge, managing director of Harper Non-Fiction. HarperCollins'...
Tue, 31/03/2009 - 06:52
Ebury Press and BBC Books have jointly acquired the rights for two books by BBC Gardeners' World presenter, Carol Klein. Lorna Russell, editorial director at BBC Books bought world rights form Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown.
Grow Your Own Garden will be the first title in the deal and will be published in March 2010. This will...
Tue, 24/03/2009 - 08:40
Asda has further slashed the price of Delia's Complete How to Cook (Ebury) to £7, a discount of almost 77%.
The supermarket introduced the offer on Thursday in a Mother's Day promotion. The offer ends today (Tuesday). It had previously been criticised for...
Mon, 23/03/2009 - 12:06
Ebury Press has secured pre-emptive rights for two crime novels from debut author Jane Casey, whose manuscript was picked from the agent's slush-pile.
Gillian Green, editorial director for fiction at Ebury, bought UK and Commonwealth rights (with Europe exclusive) from Simon Trewin at United Agents for an undisclosed sum.
Thu, 12/03/2009 - 14:50
Asda has said it intends to price "aggressively" in 2009 after selling Delia Smith's new cookery title at 60% off its r.r.p. Delia's Complete How to Cook (BBC Books) was released on 6th March with retailers including Waterstone's, Tesco and Amazon all offering the book at £15—half of its r.r.p. However...
Fri, 20/02/2009 - 14:43
Ebury has bought the rights to two books by world track cycling gold medal-winner Mark Cavendish.
Publishing director Andrew Goodfellow bought UK and Commonwealth rights, with Europe exclusive, from David Luxton at Luxton Harris for an undisclosed sum. The first book in the deal will be published to coincide with the start of this summer...
Wed, 04/02/2009 - 18:07
Fig Tree has acquired the rights for Nee Naw, an account of life at the other end of the 999 call by Suzi Brent. Jenny Lord, editor, bought UK and Commonwealth rights from literary agent Isabel White, in one of the first deals for her new agency.
Brent is an emergency medical dispatcher for the London Ambulance Service and has...
Wed, 04/02/2009 - 14:02
A tie-in to Harry Hill’s "TV Burp" will be published later this year by Ebury, after the publisher bought the book for an undisclosed sum. Harry Hill’s TV Burp Book will be released in October. Publishing director Andrew Goodfellow acquired UK & Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, with EU exclusivity,...
Wed, 14/01/2009 - 08:00
The father of murdered schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton has said he will be "speaking to his lawyer" about the memoir Taken, written by her elder sister, the Daily Record reports.
The book, published by Random House imprint Ebury, is due to be released his week (15th January). It tells the story of Vicky's...
Wed, 10/12/2008 - 13:44
Ebury has signed a three book deal for psychic Mia Dolan's first venture into fiction. Worldwide and translation rights were bought from Matthew Parrett. Rock a Bye Baby will be the first of the three books to be published. the titles will work as a trilogy, but can also be read alone. The first is to be set in the sixties with...